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A profile on computer pioneer Gary Kildall and the important contributions he made to the PC industry including the true story on how IBM ended up using MS-DOS rather than CP/M. Kildall developed CP/M, the first personal computer operating system. He was also a co-host on the early Computer Chronicles series. Includes comments by Gordon Eubanks, Symantec; Tom Rolander, DRI; Tim Bajarin, Creative Strategies; Lee Lorenzen, DRI; Jacqui Morby, TA Associates; Alan Cooper, CP/M applications...
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The first major upgrade to Windows was the 3.0 version, launched in 1990. This program reviews Windows 3.0 , some competitive products, and it looks at some Windows add-ons designed to make it work better. Demonstrations include Windows 3.0, ToolBook 1.0 from Asymetrix, PowerPoint 2.0 for Windows, DR-DOS 5.0 from Digital Research, GEM from Digital Research, GEOS and Ensemble from GeoWorks, and ViewMax. Originally broadcast in September 1990. Copyright 1990 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Topics: Windows, Microsoft, Digital Research, GEM, GEOS, PowerPoint
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A look at the new role of personal computers in making music. Products demonstrated include Super Jam from Blue Ribbon Soundworks, Encore for Windows from Passport Designs, EZ Vision and Studio Vision from Opcode Systems, and the Miracle Piano. The show incudes visits to the Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics and the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) convention is Los Angeles. Originally broadcast in 1992. Copyright 1992 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1992, Television Programs, Computers: History
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An introduction to Apple's Hypercard. Guests include Apple Fellow and Hypercard creator Bill Atkinson, Hypercard senior engineer Dan Winkler, author of "The Complete Hypercard Handbook" Danny Goodman, and Robert Stein, Publisher of Voyager Company. Demonstrations include Hypercard 1.0, Complete Car Cost Guide, Focal Point, Laserstacks, and National Galllery of Art. Originally broadcast in 1987. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: hypercard, apple, bill atkinson
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A review of the best new games of the year. Games covered include In the First Degree, Buried in Time, Mech Warrior 2, ImagiNation Network, and Phantasmagoria. Plus a visit to Microsoft's Judgment Day, a conference for third-party game developers in Redmond, Washington. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: games, mech warrior, phantasmagoria
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A review of where major Japanese technology companies are in the PC hardware and software markets. Shot in Japan. Guests:  Katsuro Miyakoda, Microcomputer Magazine; Yukio Mizuno, NEC; Kay Nishi, ASCII; Hitoshi Tanaka, Ampere; Susumu Shinbori, Sony; Michael Miller, Popular Computing; Christopher Mead, High Tech Review. Products/Demos:     MSX, Fujitsu Portable, Sony CD-ROM, CIC Handwriter, Ampere WS-1, Epson Wrist Computer. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
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With the advent of Windows 1.0, software vendors came out with new programs to take advantage of the new GUI operating system. This program demonstrates several of those new applications including Norton Desktop for Windows, WordPerfect for Windows, Lotus 1-2-3 for Windows, Microsoft Works for Windows, PFS WindowWorks, Microsoft Money, Visual Basic for Windows, Borland's ObjectVision, and Microsoft Publisher. Originally broadcast in 1991. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1991.
Topics: microsoft, windows, applications
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This was the very first episode of the Computer Chronicles, originally broadcast in September 1983, covering the history and ancestry of today's PC. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; Gordon Bell, DEC; Herb Lechner, SRI; Cyril Yansouni, HP Products/Demos: HP 150 PC, Computer Museum, TX-1 Computer. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1983
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A look at the many new versions of Unix and its challenge to DOS and OS/2. Guests: Rick Davis, Frame Technology; Karen Lusardi, Sun Microsystem; Janet Dobbs, Hewlett Packard; Bill Jacobs, Apple; Karen Christian, Wiesel Lab; Doug Michels, SCOMichael Karels, UC Berkeley Products/Demos: Sun 386i Unix Workstation; Sun; Write; Sun; Paint; Sun; Draw; Sun File Manager; Open Look; OSF/Motif; HP 9000 360 Unix Workstation; X Windows with A/UXSCO Xenix
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Topic: Episode year: 1989
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AT&T's computer operating system is threatening to take over IBM's MS-DOS dominance. Guests: John Mashey, Bell Labs; Mark Sobell, Author; Bill Joy, Sun Microsystems; Doug Hartman, Hewlett Packard; Mike Denney, Basis; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: File It, HP Integral PC, UNIX. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1985
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An up close and personal profile of Microsoft chairman Bill Gates. Includes comments by John Gage, Sun Microsystems; David Kirkpatrick, Fortune Magazine; Tony Perkins, Red Herring; Mitchell Kertzman, Liberate Technologies; Alex Vieux, Dasar. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1998, Television Programs, Computers: History, bill gates, microsoft
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Virtual reality started out as a science fiction concept in the early 1950s. Now, VR has become a kind of holy grail - lots of promises and claims, few results delivered. This program looks at the state of virtual reality. Demonstrations include the Talking Glove, AutoDesk's Cyberspace project, the Virtual Hand, GestureGlove, CyberGlove, CyberCAD, Virtus Corporation's WalkThrough. Also a visit to the Virtual Reality Showcase at the Software Development Conference in Santa Clara, California....
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Topics: VRML, cyberspace, VR, AutoCAD
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A review of competing operating systems and their affect on software development. Guests: Gary Kildall, SRI; Tony Fanning, Hewlett Packard; Jean Yates, Yates Ventures; Bruce Tognizinni, Apple; Herb Lechner, SRI Products/Demos: CP/MUNIXXenix, MS/DOS, Apple IIe & AppleTalk. Originally broadcast in March 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topic: Episode year: 1984
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Today we take for granted the fact that we can watch video on our computers, but in the early 1990s, that was a big innovation. This program looks at early examples of desktop video on the Amiga, the Mac, and the IBM PC. Demonstrations include the Amiga 2500, the Amiga video authoring system, the Pionner LaserDisk player, MacroMind's Director 2.0 for the Mac IIx, the Avid/1 Media Composer, the DVA-4000 video controller from VideoLogic, and the use of desktop video at the NASA Ames research...
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Topics: amiga, macromedia, director, avid, videologic, macromind
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The upgrade from Windows 3.0 to Windows 95 was the big leap for Microsoft and began its domination of the desktop. This program looks at the new OS, originally code named "Chicago" and Windows 4.0, and new applications developed specifically for Win 95. Demonstrations include Windows 95, Norton Utilities for Win 95, Visio, and Picture Publisher. Also included are demonstratons of IBM's Warp OS/2, and the Macintosh Operating System OS 7.5. Originally broadcast in 1994. Copyright 1994...
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Topics: windows, microsoft, apple, macintosh, warp, IBM, OS/2, operating system
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For amateur programmers, the advent of visual programming languages made life, and programming, a lot easier. This television program looks at several early versions of VPLs. Demonstrations include Toolbook from Asymetrix, Hypercard for the Mac from Claris, Prograph 2.5, Serius Workshop 1.0 for the Mac, Visual Basic 3.0, Visual C++ 1.0, and Visual Basic Professional Edition. Guests include Serius CEO Joe Firmage and George Febish, author of Windows Rapid Application Development. Originally...
Topics: visual basic, C ++, prograph, serius
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A look at the hot new computer games of 1995. Games covered include Voyeur, Astronomica, Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, Master of Magic, Nascar Racing, Front Page Sports: Football Pro '95, Daedalus Encounter from Mechadeus, and Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine. Includes visits to Electronic Arts and Rocket Science Games and an interview with "The Fat Man", George Sanger. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: games, video games, computer games
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The computer as a creative tool used to make, display and store music. Guests: John Chowning, Stanford; Will Harvey, Electronic Arts; Ellen Lapham, Syntauri; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Music Construction Set, Alpha Syntauri Keyboard, Casiotone, Vocal Synthesizer, MIT Experimental Music Studio, Stanford Center for Computer Music. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1984, MIT, will harvey, john chowning, music, stanford
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Excel now dominates the spreadsheet world, but once upon a time there was actual competition among spreadsheet products. This program looks at Quattro 1.0, Allways 1.0, Lotus 1-2-3 3.0, Ashton-Tate's Full Impact, and Excel 2.1. Guests include Gary Kildall, Jan Lewis, and Jared Taylor of PC Magazine. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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Topics: spreadsheets, excel, lotus
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An early look at how computers are being used in formal education. Guests include Professor Patrick Suppes of Stanford University and Glenn Kleiman, author of "Brave New Schools". Includes demonstrations of the LOGO and BASIC languages. Guest host is Herb Lechner of SRI International. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: education, schools, university, palo alto, stanford, suppes, kleiman, LOGO, BASIC
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It was the biggest ever launch of a software product with stores opening at midnight and buyers around the world waiting to get their hands on... an operating system! It was Windows 95. This show looks at the hoopla surrounding the launch of Windows 95, the product itself, and several Windows 95 add-on products including Microsoft Office, Viking RAM Chips, Uninstaller, Trispectives Professional, and The Hive. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: windows, microsoft, operating systems
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A look at the newest computer games for PC users. Guests: Kathe Spracklen, Game Developer; James Zuber, Game Developer; David Crane, Activision; David Lebling, Game Developer; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Sargon III Chess Game, Millionaire Strategy Game, Pitfall, Zork ( Infocom), Ghostbusters. Originally broadcast in 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: 1985, games, chess, pitfall, zork, ghostbusters
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Today they're called "mac heads", but way back in the 1980's, Apple users were in love with the Apple II. Despite the introduction of the Mac in 1984, the Apple II continued to have its devoted fans. This program looks at the Apple II culture during the early Mac era. Included are the Apple IIc+, the Apple II-GS, and a rare Apple I. Guests include John Sculley and Gary Kildall. Software demonstrations are of Math Blaster, Paintworks Gold, and Microsoft Bookshelf. Also a look at the...
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Topics: apple, macintosh, sculley
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We will show you the basics of how to find MP3's on the net, portable mp3 players, and how to burn your own music CDs. Episode #1904, First broadcast: 10/9/2001. Copyright 2001 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: Episode year: 2001, Episode year: 2000, Music, Companies: Compaq
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The launch of Windows 98 was a major upgrade for Windows users, solving some of the problems of Windows 95. This program previewed the new functionality of Windows 98 and also featured Win98 add-ons including Microsoft's Plus! 98, the Windows utility Tweak UI, and Gizmos 98 from Play. Guests include Linus Torvalds, developer of Linux, Mike Elgan of Windows magazine, and Kiki Stockhammer of Play. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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A look at some of the leading computer games in the late 1980's. Demonstrations include Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer, Accolade's Mean 18 Golf, Apache Strike, Beyond Dark Castle, The Other Side, and Strategic Conquest. Also features an early look at CompuServe's online games. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1989, Television Programs, Computers: History, Gaming, CompuServe
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Before there was a Macintosh, the Amiga was the computer for the creative community. This program looks at the Amiga 2000, the Amiga 500, Photon Video Cell Animator, Music X, Video Toaster, and Interceptor. Originally broadcast in 1988. Copyright 1988 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: amiga, commodore, video toaster
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Computers are creating an entirely new platform for playing games, between humans or between humans and computers. Guests: Trip Hawkins, Electronic Arts; Bill Budge, Game Designer; Chris Crawford, Atari; Steve Kitchen, Activision Products/Demos: Pinball Construction Set, One on One, Space Shuttle, Excaliber, Larry Bird Basketball. Originally broadcast in September 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode year: 1984, computer games, pinball, space, activation, atari, hawkins, budge
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Highlights from the annual winter Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas featuring new personal technology products. Guest's include Nolan Bushnell and T/Maker CEO Heidi Roizen. Products covered include IBM PS/1, Commodore CD-TV, Kodak Photo CD, Sansui Robot CD Changer, Franklin Concise Columbia Encyclopedia, Brother Powernote, Laser PC-4, Sega GameGear and the Miracle Piano Teaching System from Software Toolworks. Originally broadcast in 1991. Copyright 1991 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: CES, consumer electronics, gadgets
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It wasn't quite the World Wide Web yet, but everybody started hearing about this thing called "the Internet" in 1993. It was being called the Information Superhighway then. This program looks at the earliest stages of the Internet including Aladdin Systems SITComm, a Macintosh communications program for Internet access, and the WELL (Whole Earth Lectronic Link), an early online community. Also featured is a visit to the former Bell Labs in New Jersey (now Bellcore) for demonstrations...
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Highlights from the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Products covered include Accolade's Hockey, Activision's Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure, Atari's Jaguar, Advanced Gravis Virtual Reality, Simon Personal Communicator, Amiga CD32, Compaq Presario 425, Video Blaster FS2000, Cyberdreams' CyberRace, Forte VFX-1 3D Head Mount, General Magic, Heartbeat Personal Trainer, Logitech Cyberman 3D Controller, Star Wars Screen Saver, Maxtor MobileMax 1.8" Drive, Microsoft's Dinosaur,...
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. A look at the hot new computer games of 1995. Games covered include Voyeur, Astronomica, Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger, Master of Magic, Nascar Racing, Front Page Sports: Football Pro '95, Daedalus Encounter from Mechadeus, and Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine. Includes visits to Electronic Arts and Rocket Science Games and an interview with "The Fat Man", George Sanger. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart Cheifet...
Topics: games, video games, arabic, subtitled, 1995, computer
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A look at a variety of interesting programming languages being used for personal computers. Included are demonstrations of Microsoft's Office 2000 Developer, LEGO Mindstorms RCX Code Developer, Macromedia Flash 3.0, and Metrowerks CodeWarrior. Also a special look inside Electronic Arts to see what they use to program their newest game WWII Fighters. Originally broadcast in 1999. Copyright 1999 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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An early look at artificial Intelligence. Guests includes Edward Feigenbaum of Stanford University, Nils Nilsson of the AI Center at SRI International, Tom Kehler of Intellegenetics, Herb Lechner of SRI, and John McCarthy of Stanford. Featured demonstrations include Inferential Knowledge Engineering and the programming language LISP. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: artificial intelligence, expert systems, knowledge engineering
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When the personal computer software industry was born in the mid 1980's, it was assumed that computer programs would be sold like books or records. But software was different and some innovative programmers started inviting users to try their software for free. This started the battle between open source software and proprietary software. This program examines the early phenomenon of shareware and freeware. Guests include Jim Button, founder of ButtonWare; Rusel DeMaria, author of Public Domain...
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Topics: freeware, BMUG, SRI, Buttonware, BBS, PC-SIG
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In the post Steve Jobs era, Apple started licensing other companies to produce Macintosh clones. And there was a new Mac operating system 8.0, code named Copland. This program looks at the new Mac clones and the new OS. Products demonstrated include the System 100 from Radius, the Genesis MP from DayStar Digital, and the Power 100 from Power Computing. Applications demonstrated include Adobe Photoshop and Personal Oracle 7. Also featured are the new Apple Macintosh 7100 and 8100 models....
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Topics: apple, operating system, macintosh, power pc
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then graphics should be an important tool for business. Thanks to more sophisticated computers and display technology, the use of corporate graphics work boomed in the late 1980's. This program looks at several new products for doing presentation graphics on a PC including Harvard Graphics 2.12, Draw Partner, Freelance Plus 3.01, Graph Plus 1.3, Storyboard Plus 2.0, GEM Presentation 1.1, AutoDesk Animator, and Xerox Presents. Originally broadcast in 1989.
Topics: graphics, presentations, business
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Viruses are spreading to personal computers and causing havoc to individuals and businesses. A look at how to prevent viruses from destroying your system. Guests: John Dickinson, PC Labs; Andrew Seybold, Natl LAN Lab; Robert Capon, HJC Software; Jack Mc; Daniel, Magna; Dave Fischer, NASA Ames; Jim Mount, PME Labs; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Flu Shot; Virex; Empower
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Topic: Episode year: 1989
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A look at the new Amiga models including the Amiga 2500 and new software and peripherals for the Amiga computers. Guests: Tom Stearns, Commodore; Lou Wallace, Amiga World; Dan Silva, Author; Jim Schneider, Inno; Vision; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Menace; Battle Chess; Amiga 2500 Deluxe Paint III, Video Effects 3D. Originally broadcast in March 1989. Copyright 1989 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1989, Television Programs, Computers: History, amiga, commodore, battle chess
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The OS/2 operating system started out as a joint venture between Microsoft and IBM. That venture fell apart as Microsoft went its own way with Windows. This program looks at IBM's OS/2 and compares its features to Microsoft's Windows 3.0. Demonstrations include Sound Impression, cc:Mail, Lotus 1-2-3, AmiPro, and SuperProject. Includes a visit to ZD Labs for their evaluation of Windows NT and to the annual IBM OS/2 conference. Guests include John Soyring, IBM's manager of software development,...
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Topics: lotus, ibm, OS/2, operating system, windows, microsoft
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The annual holiday buyer's guide for computer products featuring geeky recommendations for cool new gadgets from George Morrow, Wendy Woods, Paul Schindler, Gary Kildall, and Stewart Cheifet. Products reviewed include Toshiba T1000 Laptop, Touchbase Worldport 1200 Modem, Diconix 150 Portable Printer, LapLink, Ashton-Tate's Byline, Higgins, Complete Hand Scanner, Worlds of Wonder Julie Doll, Microsoft Bookshelf, Broderbund's Science Tool Kit, Complete PC Fax Board, Mr. Game Show, Ask God,...
Topics: christmas, holiday, shopping
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For fans of the Commodore Amiga, the introduction of the new Amiga 3000 was big news, even though the price tag was nearly $4,000. This program looked at the new Amiga computer and new third party appplications. Demonstrations include the Amiga 3000, the Amiga 2500, the AmigaVision authoring system, The Animation Studio, and the Video Toaster from NewTek. Also includes a visit to FAUG, the First Amiga Users Group, in Palo Alto. Guests include Paul Montgomery, Tim Jenison, Lou Wallace, and...
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Topics: Episode Year: 1988, Television Programs, Computers: History, amiga, commodore, video toaster
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A review of computer art, graphics capabilities of computers and professional computer graphics systems. Guests: Herb Lechner, SRI International; Don McKinney, Silicon Graphics; Michael Arent, Freelance Artist; Kevin Prince, MCI/Quantel; Ann Chase, Freelance Artist Products/Demos: MCI Quantel PaintBox, Silicon Graphics 3D Animation, Apple IIe. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1984, paintbox, quantel, silicon grapics
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An in-depth look at the early Apple Macintosh computer, available software and hardware add-ons. Originally broadcast in 1985. Guests: Joanna Hoffman, Apple; Bob Foster, Telos Software; Lee Lorenzen, Digital Research; Ben Wiseman, InfoCorp; Gary Kildall, DRI; Larry Tesler, Apple Products/Demos: Apple Macintosh, MacProject, FileVision, GEM DrawJazz. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: macintosh, apple, jobs
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Many computer users got their start with the TRS-80, the Tandy Color Computer, or the Model 100 portable computer. This program looks at the role Radio Shack played in the early launch of personal computers and the hordes of users who still love their old Tandy PCs. Featured demonstrations include the Tandy 2500 SX/20, the Tandy 4033 LX, the GRiD 1550cd, the GRiD 325sc. Also shown is the original TRS-80 and some of the earlier cassette based software such as Dancing Demon. Guests include Howard...
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Topic: tandy, radio shack
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An early pre-Google look at search engine technology. Episode # 1404. Featured are DataQuest, Alta Vista, Zip 2, Autonomy, Pointcast, and The Angle. Originally broadcast in 1996. Copyright 1996 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: search, internet, chronicles, cheifet
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Microsoft's Windows OS grew up a little bit with the release of Windows NT in 1993. This program looks at the new operating system. Included are demonstrations of NT's application integration and SQL server. Also featured are a new NT based graphics program from Altsys called Virtuoso and a new NT CAD program from Bentley Systems called MicroStation. This program also includes a visit to the NT test and development lab in Redmond, Washington and a comparison between NT and Unix. Originally...
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Topics: windows, NT, unix
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. New color monitors created a market for whimsical add-ons like screen savers and wallpaper. Covered in this program are Crystal Walls, Marvel Comics Screen Posters, the Snoopy Screen Saver Fun Pac, the Jurassic Park Screen Saver, Microsoft Scenes, Matinee (the first video screen saver), PFS Power Album for Windows from Spinnaker Software, Pixel Play, and Second Nature Software. Guests include Gina Smith. Originally broadcast in 1994.
Topics: wallpaper, desktop, screen saver, arabic
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A review of flight simulator software. Included are demonstrations of Falcon AT 1.11, F-15 Strike Eagle II, Jet Fighter 1.5, A-10 Tank Killer 1.2, subLOGIC's Flight Simulator ATP 1.0, and Microsoft's Flight Simulator 4.0. Guests include Gilman Louie, President of Spectrum Holobyte, Major Bill Stealey, President of MicroProse, and Moses Ma, Chairman of Velocity Development. Originally broadcast in 1990.
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A look at the new technology for computers communicating with other computers. Guests: Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Sherry Geddes, Strategic Inc.; Bob Metcalfe, 3Com; Bill Godbout, CompuPro; Richard Goldberg, IBM; Nat Goldhaber, Centram Systems; George Morrow, Morrow Computing Products/Demos: EtherMacToken Ring, TOPS Network. Originally broadcast in October 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: 1985, 3com, ibm, ethernet
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Part three of a series on business applications looking at spreadsheets and other financial analysis software tools. Guests: Mike Slade, Microsoft; Andrew Wulf, Data Tailor; Richard Roth, Unison Technology; Camilo Wilson, LifeTree Software; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: Excel, Trapeze, Words & Figures, Predict. Originally broadcast in 1987. Copyright 1987 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topic: Episode year: 1987
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When Microsoft started giving away Internet Explorer, it became a serious challenger for Netscape. This program looked at the battle to become the dominant internet browser platform. Featured are Netscape Communicator 4.0, Internet Explorer 4.0, VRML 2.0 and RealSystem 5.0. Guests include Mark Brown, author of Using Netscape Communicator, and Amy Helen Johnson, Senior Technology Editor for Windows Magazine. Originally broadcast in 1997. Copyright 1997 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: Episode Year: 1997, Television Programs, Computers: History, netscape, internet explorer, browser
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A look at some of the best new products introduced at the annual COMDEX show in Las Vegas. Demonstrations include the Cyrix WebPAD, Instant Language 2000 from LanguageForce, the C Pen from C Technologies, and Avid Cinema for Windows. Also includes highlights of the keynote speeches at COMDEX including those of Microsoft's Bill Gates, Compaq CEO Eckhard Pfieffer, and Xerox Chief Scientist John Seely Brown. Originally broadcast in 1998. Copyright 1998 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Topics: comdex, trade show, las vegas
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Floppy drives, hard drives, and bubble memory. Guests: Al Shugart, Seagate; Frank Sordello, Memorex; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: 5 ¼ inch floppy drive, 3 ½ inch floppy drive, RCA CED videodisk, 3680 1.2 GB spindle disk. Originally broadcast in 1984. Copyright 1984 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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The introduction of the Macintosh in the mid 1980's opened up a whole new world of desktop graphics capability. This program looks at several early graphics applications for the Mac including More II, Power Point 2.0, Persuasion 2.0, and Macromind Director. Originally broadcast in 1989. Copyright Stewart Cheifet Productions 1989.
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A review of flight simulator software. Included are demonstrations of Falcon AT 1.11, F-15 Strike Eagle II, Jet Fighter 1.5, A-10 Tank Killer 1.2, subLOGIC's Flight Simulator ATP 1.0, and Microsoft's Flight Simulator 4.0. Guests include Gilman Louie, President of Spectrum Holobyte, Major Bill Stealey, President of MicroProse, and Moses Ma, Chairman of Velocity Development. Originally broadcast in 1990. Copyright 1990 Stewart Cheifet Productions
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With the growth of desktop publishing, scanners became an important new PC peripheral, with sales in the early 1990s growing at 250% per year. This program looks at several scanner options including Logitech's ScanMan, the AVR 3000/GS Plus from Advanced Vision Research, Epson's ES-300C, Sharp's JX-600, the SpeedScanner from Array Technologies, the Caere handheld scanner, and HP's ScanJet Plus. Guest cohost is Heidi Roizen of T/Maker. Originally broadcast in 1991. Copyright 1991 Stewart Cheifet...
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How much computer can you get at the bottom end of the market - comparison between the Commodore Amiga and the Atari 520ST. Guests: Rick Geiger, Commodore; Tim Mott, Electronic Arts; Bryan Kerr, Atari; Jim Tittsler, Atari; Lewis Moore, Home Computing; George Morrow, Morrow Computing; Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Tim Bajarin, Creative Strategies Products/Demos: Atari 800, Commodore 64, Amiga IBM PC Emulator, Commodore Amiga, Atari 520, STNEO Paint. Originally broadcast in December 1985....
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The use of computers to simulate various real-world environments for military, entertainment and architectural applications. Guests: Gary Kildall, Digital Research; Frank Lewandowski, Singer-Link; Steve Harrison, Skidmore Owings; Bruce Artwick, IBM Products/Demos: Flight Simulator, Military Flight Simulator, DRAFT Architecture Simulator
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. It was the biggest ever launch of a software product with stores opening at midnight and buyers around the world waiting to get their hands on... an operating system! It was Windows 95. This show looks at the hoopla surrounding the launch of Windows 95, the product itself, and several Windows 95 add-on products including Microsoft Office, Viking RAM Chips, Uninstaller, Trispectives Professional, and The Hive. Originally broadcast in 1995.
Topics: arabic, windows, larry magid, microsoft
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A user's guide on how to buy, or build, the ultimate gaming PC. The program looks at CPUs, sound cards, and graphic cards. Demonstrations include the NVidia GeForce3 nfiniteFX graphics engine, Philips Acoustic Edge 5.1 surround audio system for PCs, Intel's 1.7 gigahertz Pentium 4 microprocessor, and customized gaming PCs from Alienware and Falcon Northwest. Games demonstrated include Chameleon, Zoltar, Inferno, Black and White, and Quake III Arena. Originally broadcast in 2001.
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The new breed of integrated software suites and the visual interface. Guests: Gary Kildall, DRI; John Couch, Apple; Bill Coleman, VisiOn Products/Demos: Apple LisaVisiOn, DESQ
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In the mid 1990's many people were on line, but the internet and the world wide web were still a new phenomenon. This program looks at the new open world of the web. Demonstrations include Eudora, Anarchy, the WELL, WinCIM, InterACT.net, and HoTMetal Pro HTML Editor. Guests include New York Times technology writer John Markoff. Also features a profile of the band Severe Tire Damage, the first band to ever perform live over the internet. Originally broadcast in 1995. Copyright 1995 Stewart...
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A look at new ways to use your computer to create art. Demonstrations include The Virtual Gallery, CorelDraw 7, Detailer, 3D Studio Max 1.2, and virtualart.com. Also covers a visit to a combined human/computer stage production called "20/20 Blake" and a museum exhibit of Digital Art. Originally broadcast in 1997. Copyright 1997 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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When Windows first came out, it needed help, from software add-ons and hardware add-ons. This program looks at some of the hardware products that helped make the early version of Windows work better. Demonstrations include the J-Mouse Keyboard, the Viewsonic 7 monitor, the Logitech TrackMan stationary mouse, Diamond's Stealth VRAM graphic acclerator and the SuperStar VLB card, WatchIt!TV, custom upgrades from Sigma Data, and the Weitek processor accelerator. Originally broadcast in 1992....
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Topics: microsoft, mouse, trackball, accelerator, monitor, keyboard, graphics
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Highlights from the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo held in Los Angeles. Originally broadcast in 1996.
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Arabic subtitled version of this program. The availability of reasonably priced color printers changed the way people and businesses used computers. This program covers new color printers from Hewlett Packard, Tektronix, QMS, Canon, ColossalJet, and ProofPositive. Originally broadcast in 1994.
Topics: color, printer, printing, arabic, hewlett packard
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On location coverage of the annual Consumer Electronics Show from Las Vegas. This was the year of Napster and much of the show was about new music download sites that tried to add enough value to lure users into paying. Also covered are new approaches to ecommerce, web radio, and home media networks. Originally broadcast in 2001. Copyright 2001 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
Topics: ces, consumer electronics, trade show
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Laser disks and optical storage devices are changing the way we can use computers. Guests: Jeff Tully, Pioneer Video; Vladimir Langer, Sony; Rick Dyer, RDI Video Systems; Jay Eagle, Proton Corp.; Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Pioneer Laser Disc Player, Astron Belt, Halcyon Home Entertainment Sys, Vidlink. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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In the mid 1990's, it wasn't yet an all Windows world. A battle was on between Microsoft's Windows and IBM's OS/2. This program compared the two operating systems and various add-ons for Windows and OS/2. Products demonstrated include Windows 95, OS/2 Warp, Voice Pilot for OS/2, and Colorworks for OS/2. Guests include IBM's David Barnes and syndicated columnist Dan Gillmor. Originally broadcast in 1995.
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Voice over IP is now a hot topic, but telephony over the Internet started to gain steam in the mid 1990s. This program looks at some early examples of VOIP technology. Demonstrations include Quarterdeck Web Phone, VDONet, Infospace, Timecast, NetSpeak, and OnLive Technologies. Guests include Rob Enderle of the GIGA Information Group, Naveen Jain of Infospace, Tony Zuccarino of VDONet, NetSpeak CEO John Staten, and Matt Hulett of Progressive Networks. Originally broadcast in 1996. Copyright 1996...
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A visit to the High Tech Expo in Tsukuba, Japan for a look at the latest Japanese robotics technology. Features Sony, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Fanuc, NEC, and others. Plus a robot from Waseda University that can play the organ! Originally broadcast in 1985. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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A consumer's guide to the most popular low-cost home computers. Guests: Jack Tramiel, Atari; Leonard Tramiel, Atari; Frank Leonardi, Commodore; Gary Kildall, Digital Research Products/Demos: Commodore Laptop, Commodore 128, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST 512. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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Meet teenage software pirates, computer lawyers and the battle over software ownership. Guests: Mark Pump, Alpha Logic; Smith McKeithen, Activision; Frankie Mouse, Hacker; Neil Smith, Software Publish Assoc; John Draper (Captain Crunch); Gary Kildall, DRI Products/Demos: Locksmith, Cap'n Software, Easy Writer, MacWare. Copyright 1985 Stewart Cheifet Productions.
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A user's going to doing basic repairs on your computer hardware and software. Featured guests include Ron White, author of How Computers Work, Peter Coffee, author of Peter Coffee Teaches PCs, John Ruley of Windows Magazine, and Owen Linderholm of Windows Magazine. Also includes a review of useful online troubleshooting sites. Originally broadcast in 1999.
Topic: Episode year: 1999